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Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen of Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment [Image: PA].

The Labour Party is to put a motion before its National Conference for stronger action against abusive behaviour within the party.

This Writer – and bear in mind I’m still accused of anti-Semitism by certain malicious malcontents – has read the motion and it seems reasonable. In fact, it might help put a stop to the frivolous accusation of innocent people like myself.

The problem, it seems to me as a victim of such accusations, is that – particularly with regard to accusations of anti-Semitism, they were used to try to shut down legitimate criticism of Israel, and to curtail reasoned investigations into accusations of anti-Semitism against other people. I was accused because I found no evidence to suggest Ken Livingstone was being anti-Semitic when he passed his comments in defence of Naz Shah last year. He made a legitimate reference to history, that was relevant to what she had stated, but his detractors hastily drew attention away from those facts.

Contrast that with the current court case against two leaders of Britain First.

It relates to alleged religiously aggravated harassment in leaflets and online videos. It seems to This Writer that the court will see concrete evidence that will either be clearly abusive against other people’s religion – or not. That is a far cry from the carryings-on in Labour, where, it seems to me, the anti-Semitism accusations come with tortuous arguments that desperately try to make mountains out of nothing.

Don’t get me wrong – two wrongs don’t make a right and it is perfectly possible for some people in the Labour Party to be guilty of anti-Semitism.

But the contrast is useful as it highlights the difference between what may be genuine concerns and what may be politically-motivated fabrications.

Two leading members of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment.

Kent police say the charges relate to leaflets given out in Thanet and Canterbury and online videos posted during a trial at Canterbury crown court.

The trial involved three Muslim men and a teenager who were convicted and jailed for rape.

Leader Paul Golding, 35, has been charged with three counts of harassment and deputy leader Jayda Fransen, 31, has been charged with four.

Both were bailed to appear before Medway magistrates court on October 17.

Read more: Britain First leaders charged with religiously aggravated harassment


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